The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for QA skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited QA over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Quality Assurance (QA)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 30 50
Rank change year-on-year -18 +20  
Contract jobs citing QA 23 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.62% 5.26% 2.51%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 40.35% 41.33% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 13
Median daily rate £411 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £301 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +1.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £11.30 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.40% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year +38.70% -58.38%  

QA is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 57 75 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 8.98% 12.73% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 54 36
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.37% +224.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year -11.50% +14.14%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing QA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for QA in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing QA in Oxfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for QA in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing QA in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for QA in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for QA in Oxfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing QA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -4 9 £525 +23.52% 8
Kidlington -3 3 £408 -9.44% 3
QA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing QA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for QA.

1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Test Automation
3 22 (46.81%) BDD
4 20 (42.55%) Java
4 20 (42.55%) Scrum
5 19 (40.43%) Selenium
5 19 (40.43%) TDD
6 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
7 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
8 11 (23.40%) HTML
8 11 (23.40%) SOA
8 11 (23.40%) Web Development
9 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
9 10 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (21.28%) Regression Testing
10 9 (19.15%) Kanban
10 9 (19.15%) New Relic
11 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
11 8 (17.02%) HTML5
11 8 (17.02%) Pair Programming
11 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
11 8 (17.02%) CSS
11 8 (17.02%) Web Services
12 7 (14.89%) IntelliJ
12 7 (14.89%) MVC
12 7 (14.89%) Groovy
12 7 (14.89%) Domain-Driven Design
12 7 (14.89%) Refactoring

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.51%) Confluence
2 3 (6.38%) WordPress
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (40.43%) Selenium
2 13 (27.66%) Cucumber
3 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
4 8 (17.02%) WebDriver
5 7 (14.89%) Grunt
5 7 (14.89%) gulp
5 7 (14.89%) IntelliJ
6 5 (10.64%) JIRA
6 5 (10.64%) JUnit
7 4 (8.51%) Jenkins
7 4 (8.51%) JMeter
7 4 (8.51%) LoadRunner
8 3 (6.38%) Jasmine
8 3 (6.38%) Protractor
9 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
9 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Publishing
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) Analyst
2 9 (19.15%) QA Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Tester
3 8 (17.02%) Automation Tester
4 6 (12.77%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.64%) QA Tester
5 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Automation Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Developer
6 4 (8.51%) QA Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) QA Automation Tester
6 4 (8.51%) Technical Leader
6 4 (8.51%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.51%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) QA Automation Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) HTML
2 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
2 8 (17.02%) CSS
2 8 (17.02%) HTML5
2 8 (17.02%) Web Services
3 7 (14.89%) Dropwizard
3 7 (14.89%) Hystrix
3 7 (14.89%) Play Framework
3 7 (14.89%) React
3 7 (14.89%) Scalatra
4 6 (12.77%) Behat
4 6 (12.77%) Gherkin
5 3 (6.38%) Node.js
6 1 (2.13%) CSS3
6 1 (2.13%) jQuery
6 1 (2.13%) JSON
6 1 (2.13%) REST
6 1 (2.13%) RESTful
6 1 (2.13%) Sass
6 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) User Experience
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) PMI
3 2 (4.26%) Photography
3 2 (4.26%) Social Media
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Android
1 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Test Automation
3 22 (46.81%) BDD
4 20 (42.55%) Scrum
5 19 (40.43%) TDD
6 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (23.40%) SOA
7 11 (23.40%) Web Development
8 10 (21.28%) Regression Testing
9 9 (19.15%) Kanban
10 8 (17.02%) Pair Programming
10 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
11 7 (14.89%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 7 (14.89%) Domain-Driven Design
11 7 (14.89%) Front End Development
11 7 (14.89%) MVC
11 7 (14.89%) Refactoring
11 7 (14.89%) SOLID
11 7 (14.89%) Web Application Development
12 6 (12.77%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (42.55%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.89%) Groovy
4 6 (12.77%) PHP
5 5 (10.64%) Scala
6 3 (6.38%) C#
7 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) PMI Certification
1 3 (6.38%) PMP
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) HND
2 1 (2.13%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) New Relic
2 4 (8.51%) HP
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) Google
5 1 (2.13%) Juniper
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £475.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Kidlington, Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: From £475 to £495 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago